IMG_20150327_SimplePleasures Spring is a great time to be getting out and about more and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. That’s just what DRCET and Scottish Natural Heritage are hoping will happen with the launch of the new Simple Pleasures Easily Found map for the west of Glasgow.

The map aims to help connect people with where they live, to where they want to go, to parks, the canal and places of interest. The map is based on a big circuit of roughly 16km/10 miles and shorter routes too, based on great local parks including Victoria Park, Knightswood Park and Whitecrook Park.

The partnership hopes to inspire people to find and explore new green and traffic free routes for local journeys, whether it’s for a walk in a lunch break, a journey to work or the shops or for just getting out and about.

You can download the map here Simple pleasures easily found West Glasgow (pdf, 3MB) and you can find out more about the Simple Pleasures campaign on the SNH website.

If you would like hard copies of the map and some promotional postcards and posters please get in touch.

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Route7G14UpgradeBothPhew – what a busy old week that was celebrating the completition of the upgrade works to the bike path from Whiteinch to Yoker (well it’s almost finished!) Loads of stuff happened during the week from bike rides, to clean ups, to health walks and even a very large dog walking about!

wpid-wp-1427837770597.jpegWe also had an event to officially re-open the bike path and to launch the Simple Pleasures Easily Found in west Glasgow map, which formed part of the Glasgow Green Year celebrations.

You can get a flavour of what happened below and you can also check out some of the photos from the week.

A big THANK YOU to everyone that took part in the celebration week events and to Ward 12 and 13 Area Partnerships for the funding for the events!

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WAVE MapWe are delighted to announce that we have been successful in receiving funding from the Voluntary Action Fund to continue our Glasgow West Area Volunteer Experience (WAVE) project which will continue to develop volunteering within the partnership and across the west of Glasgow.

The first year of the partnership was between ourselves LINKES (SCIO) and The Whiteinch Centre. This year we welcome a new partner – DRC Generations – to replace The Whiteinch Centre, who have unfortunately become too big to be part of the partnership :-( – however they will still benefit from the WAVE project as this year we managed to help and support over 30 local organisations in some way through the project and that wider partnership approach will be a key feature moving forward!Glasgow_WAVE_Partners_Logo_2

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Local residents staged a protest outside the plant in South Street

As you will be aware WH Malcolm have submitted a planning application for the ‘alteration and diversification of existing waste recycling facility to incorporate an Energy Recovery Facility through use of and extension to existing building and with incorporation of an associated flue and infrastructure’ of their existing South Street plant.

More details can be found about the original Planning Advice Note (Oct 2014) and information from the public consultation events (Nov 2014, Mar 2015)  and the full planning application is available on the Council’s online planning website. The deadline for submitting comments is Friday 24 April 2015. The ref no for the application is 15/00549/DC.

Below is an update on the various actions undertaken by the community in order to raise awareness of and object to this major development.

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Scotstoun Community Council have a new website…

Originally posted on scotstouncommunitycouncil:

Welcome to our new website.  You’ll see some changes and, hopefully, a constant update of events and issues in our community.

Community councils are voluntary, elected groups of people who have an interest in the well being of their community. Their chief role is representative; to consult the local community and to make it known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.

The local authority, in return, has a duty to consult community councils on how local services are delivered, and on other issues affecting their neighbourhoods. Community councils have the right to be consulted on any planning applications in their areas and are also kept informed about licensing applications.

Residents are welcome to attend the meetings. Please come along ! The opportunity to become a community councillor is open to any resident of the Scotstoun Community Council area…

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Anniesland_RocketAs part of the Glasgow Local Food Network Propagate Spring and Summer programme we are hosting a ‘Meet The Rocket’ event! The purpose of the event is to provide participants with an overview of the operation of a successful closed-loop in-vessel composting project and how this produces a high quality compost from food waste, including meat.

propagate Spring Summer Programme(5)The event will be held from 5.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at Glasgow Clyde College Anniesland Campus . The event is free to attend and limited to 24 people and we ask that you reserve a place by emailing or visit the Facebook event page

Participants will hear about the practical operation of the process including a tour of the operational site where they will be able to get hands on with the composting process.

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POP-2015-3-smallerThis year’s Pedal On Parliament, which is the fourth year of the mass campaigning event, will take place on Saturday 25 April starting at 12 noon at the Meadows in Edinburgh.

Pedal On Parliament is a grass-roots group of people who want to see Scotland become a place where active travel is safe and enjoyable for everyone, whether they cycle or not.

“Cycling should be the obvious solution to many of Scotland’s ills. It is cheap, healthy, democratic and convivial, benefits local economies and makes the streets a safer place for all. Cyclist benefit themselves – physiologically their bodies are, on average, many years ‘younger’ than non-cyclists’, and they suffer less from the ‘western’ diseases that beset Scotland so – and  they benefit others, cutting congestion and improving air quality.”

You can find out more about how to get involved on the POP website and follow @POPScotland on Twitter!

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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Lock 35 on the Forth and Clyde Canal at Yoker in west glasgow Wee video from #community #cleanup at lock 35 on forth and clyde #canal #yoker #glasgow #scotland #sustrans #greengym #volunteers A wee afternoon visitor at the back of the office #urban #fox #scotstoun #glasgow #scotland Fantastic event today at the launch of the Simple Pleasures Easily Found west Glasgow map... #scotstoun #yoker #whiteinch #glasgow #scotland De'ils On Wheels bike breakfast in Scotstoun #route7G14upgrade Wee video from the Freewheel North bike display we organised as part of the bike path celebration week
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